PM has side-meeting with Canada’s Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a side-line meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru over the weekend. Trudeau underlined Canada’s continued commitment to supporting Caribbean countries – including The Bahamas, in addressing climate-related challenges and vulnerabilities. Following hurricanes Irma and Maria in […]

Turnquest responds to PAC

“Government has nothing to hide,” said Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest who on Thursday responded to the Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) summons of Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Education officials. The committee, headed by Opposition Leader Phillip Davis, met Wednesday and reported that they awaited word from the MOF on the question of the deficit figures and from the Central […]

Political operatives influence vendor protest, says Bannister

Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister said on Thursday that political operatives were to blame for Wednesday’s straw vendor-protest in Rawson Square. Bannister, who is responsible for the Straw Market Authority (SMA), told Eyewitness News yesterday, that a significant number of vendors participated in the protest while the majority of vendors remained in their stalls. Irate […]